Many of you know that today was the day for my scans. What I didn’t tell everyone was that my back has been really bothering me. When I was first diagnosed with stage 4, they found several spots on my spine. Looking back a few weeks before that diagnosis, I had complained to John that we needed a new mattress because ours was making my back hurt. Fast forward to the last few months and I started having bad back aches that felt just like before. I was really worried so I brought it up to my doctor and he decided that we could do a PET scan at my 6 month appointment. I really didn’t want to worry anyone so I kinda kept it all to myself. I had been praying that the pain was nothing but deep down I wondered if the cancer could have already come back.
Today I got my answer. Are you sitting down? Can you guess the results? I AM CLEAN!!!! These are just preliminary results but after my PET we were given the disc and I took that to my oncologist and he took a look and said he didn’t see anything. In fact it looks like the holes that were there have been filled in with bone. My body is fighting the cancer and winning!!! God is great isn’t he? Now I won’t have the typed up report until Friday when I go to the surgeon but my doctor said it looks really good.
So now the question is why does my back still hurt? It could be a number of reasons. I am still taking a shot that helps my bones grow and that seems to really affect my joints. My knees and ankles hurt most of the time so I guess it would stand to reason that my back would hurt as well. There is also the fact that I do have a 1 year old. She does like to be held a lot of the time and I still have to lift her in and out of her crib. What mother doesn’t have a sore back at the end of the day? Also there is the fact that my wonderful husband flipped our mattress because he has a very bad back and does better on a harder mattress. He likes a hard mattress while I like a soft mattress (We have discussed getting one of those sleep number mattresses). Also I have really been working out with weights and walking longer and faster. I guess when you put all of this together it could make my back hurt.
So I thought I would post some cuteness. So what do you do when you find a whole sheet of stickers? Of course you put it all over yourself.
These are some pictures from Valentine’s day. I know I am a little late!
Here is a picture of the girl’s outfits. Of course the matched but I didn’t make these! I couldn’t get a good picture of the two of them with their outfits.